WATCH: Hungry, abandoned Lupita recovers, is adopted

My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Thirsty. Starving.

At first, she was very shy and wouldn´t come close to us. But after half an hour and lots of patience, Dr. Erika gained her trust and, in the end, she actually turned out to be a very affectionate dog.

The girl she had been following told us that Lupita was living near her school in a dump yard, and maybe that’s why she was so full of ticks.

We decided to bring her with us for a well-deserved bath. At first, she didn’t like the bath, but I am sure she appreciated it at the end.

After getting rid of all the ticks, we took her to a private clinic for a proper check-up and to be hydrated. The great news is that after a month of good care in a foster home, she gained weight and fully recovered.

Stories like this one are possible thanks to our supporters.

Today Lupita is a happy healthy dog, she lives with a younger puppy and her human mom Carolina.


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